Adding green leafy veg to one’s diet doesn’t have to be difficult or bland. Check out this super simple 15 min recipe for Baby Bok Choy. This makes a great side dish to just about any meat course or as a part of a vegetarian meal. The short cook time ensures the maximum amount of nutrition is retained.
This particular member of the cabbage family isn’t as pungent as most, and it’s sweet and crunch texture lends itself to fresh salads, soups as well as our featured recipe below!
I hope you enjoy!
Baby Bok Choy
A fresh, light, stir fry recipe perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.
- 10 oz. baby bok choy (about three)
- 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 1/4 t. red cayenne pepper
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1/3 c. vegetable broth
- 2 T. GC Lavender Candied Ginger, finely chopped (or 2 t. freshly grated ginger or 1/2 t. dried ground ginger)
- 1 T. soy sauce or “No-Soy Sauce” soy sauce substitute
- fresh lemon
- Wash bok choy, drain, and cut into diagonal pieces. Separate the leafy green from the thicker stem pieces.
- Add olive oil, garlic and cayenne pepper to small frying pan and heat gently on low heat until garlic is fragrant, about 45 seconds.
- Mix in ginger.
- Add thicker stem sections of bok choy to the pan and increase to medium heat.
- Saute bok choy for 3-5 minutes covered, until slightly translucent on edges.
- Add broth, soy sauce and remaining leafy green portions of the bok choy.
- Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
- Cook an additional 5 to 10 minutes, uncovered, until tender.
Bok choy is a cruciferous vegetable, like kale, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower and collard greens. For me, adding greens like Bok Choy to my diet makes good healthy sense. With vitamins C, A, B6 and K, beta-carotene, folate, and calcium in the mix, Bok Choy is rich in nutrients as well as a good source of fiber.
A casual perusal of the web shows numerous studies siting the healing benefits of this class of vegetables – helping the body fight cancers, prevent heart disease, ensure healthy bones, etc. With so much to offer, why not explore these vitamin dense, lo calorie foods? What have you got to loose?
Add our GC Lavender Candied Ginger to your pantry staples. This culinary treasure is extremely versatile: Enjoy as a natural candy, use it in baking, or use it as we did here, in stir fry!